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>> please get him help. >> a state of emergency has been issued in st. louis county after an 18-year-old black man is shot by police in ferguson. hell woman to al jazeera. coming up on the program. isil carried out two sue side sr bombings. protest in japan as it returns to nuclear energy.
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plus, we visit the south african wildlife park which says hunting is good for conservation. we start in the u.s. where a state of emergency has been declare in the city of ferguson. more than a hundred people were arrested on the second day of protests mashinprotests mash mar since police killed michael brown. another black teenager was shot by police. >> reporter: activist gather and prepare to get arrested. >> we march and march with the chants. >> reporter: they take part including cornell west. >> you got black attorney general, you have head of
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homeland security that's black and can't deliver justice. so now we are moving toward pressure on the federal government. >> reporter: some have come from out of state. this 13-year-old girl is from merge son. >> they see we are serious, so they will take us serious instead of thinking we are just a joke or game. i don't think there is a change. just yesterday they shot somebody else. >> reporter: a couple of hundred people descended on the federal courthouse with a message for the department of justice. about 50 climb the barricades pushing up against police as the crowd chanted and cheers them on. in less than an hour, they were arrested. this has been a textbook case of civil disobedience. everybody has gone according to
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the plan. they were aggressive and forceful, but peaceful. a stark contrast to the evening demonstrations on sunday which were much more tense and unpredictable. activists blocked traffic. the scene of looting and rioting a year ago, refusing police orders to move to the sidewalk. down the street from the stand off, shots were fired between two groups of men. police returned fire leaving 18-year-old tie ron harris in critical condition. >> they fired from the suspect. >> reporter: the u.s. attorney general condemned the violence. >> not only does violence obscure any message of peaceful protest, it places the community and the officers seeking to
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protect it in harm's way. >> reporter: it was a bloody end to the marchs. his family called for peace. isil says it has carried out two suicide car bombings in iraq. one happened at a busy marketplace. the other went off in a residential area. al jazeera is in baghdad. >> reporter: dozens killed and dozens more wounded in suicide car bombing attacks that happened late monday evening. isil has claimed responsibility for those attacks that happened, on predominately shia populated areas. they took responsibility for an attack in july close to the same area in which over a hundred civilians were killed. police and medical officials telling us this was a
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devastating attack. all of this very much underscoring how tense the situation remains in iraq. you have a deteriorating security situation. security forces stretched very thin trying to fight isil on several fronts especially in the anbar offensive. you have mounting pressure on the government to pass much needed what the civilians here are calling reforms to try to restore basic services like electricity, clean water, air conditioning. this is a blazingly hot summer, a record heat wave. many people, thousands of people have been taking to the streets the past week. this last friday tens of thousands in several cities across iraq telling the government they must get their act together, they must pass reforms. tuesday parliament will meet. they may pass the directions
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given by the prime minister to fight corruption. but much needs to be seen tomorrow by the iraqi people to make sure the government is doing as much as they can, they will start delivering services. so much going on so many fronts. it is a country that's considered to be in crisis and many people want the security and the situation at large for society here to improve. the u.s. led coalition fight against isil is facing an internal struggle. every has their own geopolitical interest. turkey is concerned about kurdish held territory on its border. we look at the complications. >> reporter: the u.s. led war is in its second year, but it's growing more complex. there is much more going on than the coalition's efforts to defeat isil. >> the americans want to work
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with the ypg, people's protection units. the kurdish group in syria and the turks are attacking that group they don't want it to expand. >> the long-standing goal of preventing the kurds from preventing their own country present as challenge. for much of the past year the turks denied u.s. access for launching air strikes in syria. they didn't object to kurdish ypg fighters going after isil inside syria. that's when the fighters came close to crossing the euphrates river in the east. they cut a deal with the u.s. to create an isil-free zone west of the euphrates. it's supposed remain kurd free. the turks are allowing f-16s
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and drones to attack, in part to prevent isil fighters from moving into their country. the other complicating factor, turkish forces have been going after pkk because of recent attacks by the pkk inside turkey. now, there is a fear that the turks may use what they consideo go after kurdish fighters inside syria and jeopardize the mission. u.s. officials say that fear is unfounded. >> the turks have made it clear, inside syria they are focused on counter isil activities. >> reporter: while the u.s. says it's not interested in giving any coalition member any more freedom month pursue its own agenda, the challenge is keeping both focused on the immediate fight against isil.
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>> a member of syrian president assad's family has been arrested. the incident has angered some of the regime's closest supporters. >> reporter: the people want retribution. they chanted these brothers are extra ordinary because they are taking place in a regime strong hold. the man they are protesting against is assad's cousin. he's accused of shooting an air force colonel in a road rage incident. >> translator: he spoke to me early and said justice will be done. we need not worry about anything. >> reporter: more than 1,000 people took part in saturday's protest in this city, that's more than during the arab spring in 2011 when they were loyal to the regime. >> they are in a difficult
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position. immediate not be surprise the. we foe he has been arrested. i would not be surprised and open at trial that takes place, he wants to show his authority, that he's in control. >> reporter: analysts say the protests have unnerved the regime and pushed him to arrest a member of his family. israel transferred a palestinian prisoners who has been on a hunger strike for 60 days to another medical facility. doctors refuse to force feed him. israel authorized the practice less than two weeks ago. he has been detained since december despite not being charged with any offense. the first of 25 reactors restarted under new safety
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rules. we have more from tokyo. >> reporter: at 10:30 a.m. local time, the control rods were removed from reactor number one, fission began and the first reactor for nearly two years was back on-line in japan. it will start producing electricity in three days time. for abe, this is an important moment. he has been arguing that it was necessary to get japan's nuclear power generation capacity back on-line for economic reasons. suddenly in the wake of fukushima, it produced some 30% of japan's electricity. power costs went up, fossil fuels had to be brought in. it won't be an easy process. the regulations for safety have been toughened. they are taking a long time, reactor by reactor to be approved.
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even when approved, we have seen legal cases brought which prohibited restarts. it represents the first step in a difficult battle especially given the remaining very strong public opinion against these restarts. some 60% of people in japan, according to most polls, believe it is wrong to restart these reactors in light of what happened in fukushima. at the sharpened are the protesters at the sendai nuclear power plant where the guarantees that the authority provided saying there won't be a repeat of fukushima, they can't be believed and the evacuation procedures required there, the responsibility for those procedures remaybes vague. so the opposition remains, but this does obviously present the first step in shinzo abe's plan to get nuclear power back on-line. >> in colorado millions of
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liters of waste spilled into local streams. and shrimp farming in bangladesh comes at a cost.
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>> welcome back. the top stories here on allegers. more than a hundred people have been arrested in ferguson on the second day of the protests marking a year since a police officer killed michael brown. sunday's largely peaceful protest culminated in another black teenager being shot by police. a state of emergency has been declared.
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protests have been held over japan's return to nuclear energy. the first of 25 reactors restarted under new safety rules. nuclear plants have been shut down after the fukushima meltdown after an earthquake in 2011. and baqouba has been hit by an isil bomb attack. 57 people have been killed in the two blasts. a u.s. reporter detain in iraq for more than a year has had his final hearing. jason, a washington post reporter, is facing charges of spying. it was the fourth closed door hearing held in iran. his attention has been condemned by the washington post. his mother says he's being punished unfairly. >> he's a dual citizen. and he's paying the price of the suspicion, the animosity and the
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paranoia between the two countries for more than 37 years. nine people including two children have been killed in a collision between a helicopter and sea plane in russia. investigators say the aircraft collide over a reservoir and caused by pilot error. rescuers have recovered eight bodies. the search for the 9th victim is ongoing. north korea cut state sanctioned food rations as the country face as drought. it's making a bad situation worse. the u.n. estimated some 18 million people or 70% of the population aren't able to access enough food to lead healthy lives. more than a quarter of the children under 5 are facing chronic malnutrition. productions are down. but they are used to food insecurity and millions cultivate their own crops in
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small, private plots. let's get more on the story. bj, thanks for being with us. we know that there is a severe drought that's led to the current food shortage. how much is north korea's government system contributed to this disaster in. >> depending on how you define it, we can go as far as saying entirely. their political system, that system discouraged the production level. and also there has been over the decades of collapse or decaying of their manufacturing. talking about government, well, probably. >> this has led to a black market in food traiting a tradi. how rampant is that food market?
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>> different be o observers have different ideas can. it's difficult to generalize. there will be variations. what we know as a general understanding that the black market of north korea has been growing and especially particularly under the previous ruler's reign because of the failure of the system. and they are getting stronger and stronger. we have to wait and see how much longer government system will maintain its place. >> in the past, china, south korea and japan have come to the rescue for north korea, similar situation in the past. do you see similar aid being deployed by north korea's neighbors this time around? >> the thing is for regional neighbors to get into this, offering support for north
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korea, we have to know the facts. we need information and about that, i don't think there is a consensus. there are reports about famine and food shortage, but we are not sure about t we feed more solid information. and then the political atmosphere, the neighbors can get into. we are not seeing much of the progress in terms of better political cooperation. >> thank you for sharing your insight with us. a state of emergency has been declared in the u.s. state of colorado over 11 million liters of toxic sludge was released into local streams. that's three times the amount than previously thought.
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it was triggered by a team of workers from the environmental protection agency. the long-term effects of the spill are simply not known. >> as a community we are saddened about what the future implications will be. it would be wrong to say we are surprised. we have been living with pollution from abandoned mines in the head waters for decades, if not over a century. it's unfortunate, but there is a silver lining. it raises the spector of the pollution issues. unfortunately, it's hard to know at this point. they are still waiting on critical data from the epa with regards to what the contaminants are, how it's disbursed through
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the ecosystem. we know the immediate impacts were less worse than they could have been. so far as it appears, the fish populations have survived the initial plume. that is not necessarily and indicator for immediate and long-term health. i think that's what's causing such angst among our community, we simply don't know. >> six people have died and over 800 others have been evacuated from their homes after flooding and mudslides in chile. over a hundred thousand people have no electricity in their homes and over 9,000 have no drinking water. the bad weather is set to continue. sim bob way's president ceca
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national park and shot with a bow and arrow and 40 hours later a gun. it sparked international outrage. a professional hunter and landowner have appeared in court. hunting is legal in large parts of southern and east africa. the number of big game animals in the wild has dropped to the lowest levels ever. although hunting may be legal, it isn't helping the situation today. there are just over 30,000 lion in africa. 20 years ago there were a quarter of a million. now, rhinos are also under threat, just 500,000 african elephants left. but it is not stopping the hunting. in africa the industry is worth
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around $675 million. and it has created jobs. 70,000 in south africa alone where there is a high unemployment rate. we report now from one wildlife reserve where hunters say they are actually helping conservation efforts. >> reporter: winder in south africa brings with it the hunting season. we are at a private game reserve, home to thousands of wild animals. this local hunter and his team are on the lookout for their first kill. >> this is the right place? >> normally occur, this type of area. >> it's winter time now, there is a flat area, we go through this mountain. >> it can take days to find the right animal. >> old matured bull. >> pretty fresh from the signs of it. >> yeah. >> exhilarating, it's a challenge, walking up to the animal, stalking the animal,
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looking for the animal. >> at this reserve, specific game is selected for hunting to keep the numbers down and maintain the ecological balance. for this 50 year veteran, hunting is a way of life. >> we stayed on the farm and yes, it was part of life. you know, the hunting scenario. we stayed on the farm where there was no meat available for us and we lived off the land. >> his target in sight, he takes aim. more than 7,000 international hunters visited south africa two years ago, more than half of them from the united states. the professional hunters association of south africa says they contributed millions to the economy. these lions are kept at a separate enclosure at the reserve for tourists and conservation. they are not hunted. but it's the killing of a famous lion that caused controversy. many say hunting is cruel,
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unethical and threatens endangers species. the hunts that killed the lion wars illegal and did not follow strict regulations governing the industry. to make important decisions about the future of wildlife, the future of the economic contribution of hunting, decisions regarding cannot be based on emersion. >> the conservation projected believes human wildlife contact should be managed. >> there can be a balance between hunting and preservation. and from the experience, you cannot hunt unless you made a contribution to the conservation of the species. >> while the sport and passion continues to be legal. this time he did not make a kill. bangladesh is among the top ten exporters of farmed shrimp.
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many of the farms are located near man grove forests that are coming under threat. >> reporter: they have been farming fish for years in the district. however, these days the water is becoming too salty. and fish are starting to be replaced by new arrivals. the black tiger shrimp. one of the biggest exports. it was an easy decision to start the transition from fish to shrimp farming. >> translator: the fish will fetch us about $2 a kilo. the shrimps sell for $10 a kilo. it's much more profitable. >> reporter: shrimp exports have more than doubled to become a billion dollars industry. but the tiny crustaceans leave behind a large carbon footprint. the shrimp must be always kept
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at below freezing which requires large amounts of energy. the factory has to supply its own electricity using an old, inefficient mini power plant. >> translator: shrimp needs to be kept within a specific temperature range. it's a narrow range. so it's very costly to maintain these conditions. >> reporter: what's worse is the damage done to local trees. mangrove forests are among the most carbon rich habitats in the world. they are quickly being chopped down as space is made for shrimp farms. in turn, the farms made the water too salty for the trees to survive. although shrimp farming inside the national park is banned, the mangroves are still under threat. the trees grow all over the region. even at the edges of its biggest cities. some local environmentalists are
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taking it into their own hands to save their famous plants. >> translator: i planted these here because they are important to greenhouse gasses. they help fight climate change. >> reporter: as more people switch over to shrimp farming, more carbon is being released into the air. that's bad news for the environment and for coastal residents. his new business venture may be contributing to global warming and rises in the sea level which, in low lying bangladesh, threatens to flood him off his land. now, if you wanted to clean these windows, you would probably need a ladder 320 kilometers long to reach them from earth. they are up on the international space station. the two russian cosmonauts found
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